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Dave Dellenbaugh Sailing

David Dellenbaugh is a champion helmsman, tactician, author, coach, rules expert and seminar leader who has spent his career helping sailors sail faster and smarter.Here are the learning resources that he has created to help you improve your racing skills.


Speed & Smarts is the racing sailor’s source of educational materials focused on sailing faster and smarter. Here are links to the learning materials we currently offer:

Speed & Smarts Newsletter

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Learn The Racing Rules 2020
The latest edition of David’s popular rules video is now a step-by-step, interactive online learning program. It is filled with live sailing demos, 3-D animations and knowledge checks to measure your rule understanding.
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Speed & Smarts Seminars
This winter we are offering five seminars that cover various aspects of racing strategy and tactics. For more info click here or on one of the links below
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Seminar workbooks    Even if you can’t go to a Speed & Smarts seminar, you can purchase our 32-page workbooks that accompany each course. Each is filled with text, diagrams, exercises and quizzes to help you become a better strategist and tactician. Currently available:

  • Starting workbook 
  • Upwind workbook

David spends a lot of time as a coach to help sailors build confidence and improve their racing performance. Click below for more info.

Coaching services